The Friday Night Family Sleepover

The Friday Night Family Sleepover

It was a Saturday night and I couldn’t sleep.

The wind was howling at 40mph and the rain pounded as if it were giant hail. I wanted to snuggle with my little guy, sense his chest rising and falling, offer comfort from the storm that wasn’t impacting his sleep at all. My husband heard me leaving and asked why. I told him B didn’t like storms and I wanted to check on him. It was an excuse, for me, to be in his sleeping, quiet, innocent essence as a four-year old.

I thought, it’s been a long time since I’ve climbed into his bed to snuggle him for my own need.

And then I realized why this urge was so strong - to cuddle, to witness, to snuggle, to wake with him.

I had missed our past two family sleep overs due to the flu.

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Release the Overwhelm of this Holiday Season with Laura Thompson Brady, Founder of The Nourished Home

Release the Overwhelm of this Holiday Season with Laura Thompson Brady, Founder of The Nourished Home

I know the holidays can be a strange mix of magic, fun, celebration, and total overwhelm. I'm so excited to share a resource today that will help you let go of the stress and embrace the joy this season on this episode of ShiftingTV. Do you...

  • love the holidays but dread how tired and burnt out you are by the New Year?
  • feel pressured to “do it all” and create the “perfect” holiday experience?
  • wish you could get clear about what you value most during this time of celebration?
  • desire to let go of stuff that doesn't really matter to you so you can joyfully observe simple traditions you’ll cherish for a lifetime?
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Answering the Question, "Why Won't You Go to Sleep?"

Answering the Question, "Why Won't You Go to Sleep?"

If there’s one question I’ve heard time and time again from the parents I work with it it’s this - Why Won’t My Child Go the **** to Sleep? The f-bomb is often dropped because by the time parents reach me, they’ve already passed through the stages of trying to remain all zen and peace-like. I’m about to share with you one of the secrets I share with these families that makes a shift and brings a sense of calm back to bedtime.

When you have a child who simply won't go to sleep, no matter how much money you’ve spent on room darkening shades and white noise machines, this question haunts you well into the morning hours.

These questioning thoughts turn into, “What is wrong with my child”, and then to, “What is wrong with me?” Sometimes, when feeling really vulnerable, parents admit they question if being a parent is what they really wanted.

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Taking Children through Life's Transitions

Taking Children through Life's Transitions

Life happens. Change is inevitable. Sometimes this change may be by choice, other times it’s not. Either way, there is often a toll, recognized or maybe unidentified, that happens within our children. When life transitions to a new stage, children maybe do not have the vocabulary to express their emotions. The effect is shown through their actions. This outward expression of unexpressed emotion may look like negative actions, neediness, or high energy. Most often this action based communication, which we can feel is negative and maybe even a drag, is in essence the best way your child knows how to ask for help.

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Why Nutrition Trumps Natural Remedies (Video Blog)

Why Nutrition Trumps Natural Remedies (Video Blog)

Truth time. There are days I wish I didn’t have the knowledge and information I have. Period. I think there are some things that could just be easier if I simply didn’t know what I know.

I dream about the fun it would be to let my kids loose in a candy store, join the neighborhood kids getting ice cream from the truck that circles town with it’s music each evening and go on playdates without a care in the world what my children get offered to eat. When I read articles like the recent one about having the summer of the 70’s, I wonder will my kids run wild when they are old enough eating all the food dye they can possibly ingest before coming home for dinner?

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The Power of the Figure 8 - An Energy Practice for Clearing and Connection

The Power of the Figure 8 - An Energy Practice for Clearing and Connection

This one figure, drawing, spec… is represented in so many fashions in our life.

You’ll find them everywhere from sports to ropes to mathematics to science and more. In my life, I use it as an energy tool to both clear and connect. It’s truly one of the strongest techniques I know and use daily. Let’s explore this symbol a little deeper so you can begin to form a relationship to it and use it to strength relationship within your family and beyond.

The figure 8 is often referred to as the sign of infinity; with no end and no beginning it becomes limitless. I see it as two separate circles connected with the ability to trace back and forth with ease. This represents to me the relationship between partners and that of parents with their children. Relationships in balance flow gracefully and when disproportioned may become stuck somewhere along the path or uneven in nature to the two sides of the symbol.

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